Community Office of COE Orange County Cancer Coalition (OC3) CSUF/UCI-CFCCC Cancer Health Equity Research Partnership (CHERP) Chao Lectureship 24th Annual Chao Lectureship The Allen And Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research is hosted by the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Home Community Chao Lectureship - Current Speaker February 21 & 22, 2024 | Irvine, CA Join us for the Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research to explore factors influencing cancer health disparities with John D. Carpten, PhD. February 21, 2024 Reception (5 pm) & Community lecture (6 pm) February 22, 2024 Scientific LecturE (10 AM) Register by February 16, 2024. Both lectures and the reception are free and open to the public. 24th Annual Chao Lecturer: John D. Carpten, PhD John D. Carpten, Ph.D. is the director of City of Hope’s National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, director of Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and chief scientific officer. Dr. Carpten also holds the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director’s Distinguished Chair and the Morgan & Helen Chu Director’s Chair of the Beckman Research Institute. Dr. Carpten provides overall executive leadership and strategic direction for research at City of Hope. An internationally recognized expert in genome science, Dr. Carpten has deep experience in multiple disciplines, including germline genetics for disease risk and predisposition, somatic cancer genomics, health disparities research, cell biology, functional genomics and precision medicine. Dr. Carpten is uniquely positioned to help further City of Hope’s critical goal of democratizing cancer care and expanding access to leading-edge research and care for more patients, families and communities. He has been a national leader in health disparities research and has been a tireless advocate and key voice for reaching underserved populations, ending disparities in cancer outcomes and care, and building a more diverse workforce in cancer research. In 2022, President Joe Biden appointed Dr. Carpten as the first African-American chair of the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Advisory Board, a distinguished post that helps set the national cancer research policy agenda. He joined City of Hope from the University of Southern California (USC), where he was professor and chair of the Department of Translational Genomics at Keck School of Medicine of USC and associate director of the cancer center. Prior to USC, Dr. Carpten served as director of the Division of Integrated Cancer Genomics, and later, deputy director of Basic Research at City of Hope’s Translational Genomics Research Institute. Earlier in his career, Dr. Carpten completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Human Genome Research Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health) in cancer genetics, where he was later promoted to the tenure track in 2000. Dr. Carpten earned his Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in 1994, with a focus on human genetics. Register by February 16, 2024 Both lectures and the reception are free and open to the public. COMMUNITY LECTURE & RECEPTIONClosing the Gaps to Achieve Cancer Health Equity:Factors Influencing Cancer Disparities Wednesday, February 21, 20245 PM (Reception) | 6 PM (Lecture) The Beckman CenterUniversity of California, Irvine100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617 RSVP TO COMMUNITY LECTURE SCIENTIFIC LECTUREThe Impact of Population and TumorHeterogeneity in Cancer Health Disparities Thursday, February 22, 202410 AM | Lunch to follow Thorp Conference Center, Gross Hall, 4th FloorUniversity of California, Irvine845 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92697 RSVP TO SCIENTIFIC LECTURE History of the Chao Lectureship The Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research was established in 1999 with a gift from Allen Chao and his wife Lee-Hwa Chao. The Chao family has been generous contributors to UC Irvine and the Cancer Center over the years, with three generations of Chaos giving nearly $30 million to the campus. The lecture series provides a forum to share and discuss topics related to cancer research, prevention and treatment. Each year the lectureship hosts an internationally renowned leader in cancer research, who delivers a technical colloquium in addition to a public lecture. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Click here for a list of past speakers.